Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Southeast Chapter

2024 SEACSM Annual Meeting Highlights

Thank you to all presenters, volunteers, and attendees who helped make our 52nd Annual Meeting a great success! 

The 2024 Annual Meeting had a total of 470 presentations including 6 invited speakers, 2 preconference sessions with 8 presentations, 17 tutorials, 15 symposia, 35 oral presentations, 48 thematic posters, 299 poster presentations, 24 posters in the Student Award session, and 9 lectures and 9 case presentations in the Sports Medicine Physician Track program. Total attendance was 1,151, including 763 students and 388 professionals, making this one of our largest meetings ever!

Download the complete 2024 Annual Meeting Program including information about the meeting, special events, invited speakers, session information, and abstracts. 

The abstracts from the oral, poster, thematic poster, preconference, and student award poster sessions will be published in the International Journal of Exercise Science this spring.

Featured Presenters

Keynote Address
Inactivity Causes Exercise Resistance: Harbinger or Culprit of Disease?
Edward Coyle, PhD, FACSM. University of Texas, Austin, TX

Andrew Kozar ACSM Presidential Address

Born To Move: Embracing Our Evolutionary Legacy
Irene Davis, PhD, PT, FACSM. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Clinical Crossover Lecture 
Medicine Is A Team Sport Why Involvement In Acsm Is Invaluable: One Physician’s Perspective
Shawn Kane, MD, FACSM. UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.

Basic Science Lecture
Thermoregulatory And Cardiovascular Consequences Of Severe Burn Injuries In Humans: Implications For Exercise And Its Prescription
Craig Crandall, PhD, FACSM. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Henry J. Montoye Scholar Award Lecture 

Perspectives On Enhancing Human Performance: “Just Add Water?”
Mindy Millard-Stafford, PhD, FACSM. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

SEACSM Luncheon Lecture

The Emerging Science Of Rehabilitative Nutrition: Protein’s Role As The Protagonist 
Nancy Rodriguez, PhD, FACSM. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Download Dr. Rodriguez's slide deck.

Award Winners

What's Up Doc?
1st Place – Eric Leszczynski, University of South Carolina
2nd Place – Andrew Moore, Augusta University
3rd Place – Diego Ferreira, Lander University

Sports Medicine Physician Track Best Case Presentation

Graham Hall, MD, University of Kentucky

Student Poster Awards – Doctoral
1st Place – Bahman Adlou, Auburn University, SEACSM Representative in the 2024 ACSM Presidential Cup
2nd Place – Hannah Parker, University of South Carolina
3rd Place – Silvio Valladao, University of Mississippi

Student Poster Awards – Master’s
1st Place – Benjamin Lerch, Auburn University
2nd Place – Alex N. Laden, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
3rd Place – Cameron McCarthy, Florida State University

Student Poster Awards – Undergraduate
1st Place – Maddie Davis, Wake Forest University
2nd Place – Taylor Howard, University of North Florida
3rd Place – Lily Cohran, University of North Georgia

Student Bowl
1st Place – University of  AlabamaSEACSM representative in the 2024 ACSM Student Bowl
2nd Place – University of North Florida
3rd Place – University of Alabama Birmingham

Emily M. Haymes Mentoring Award 
B. Sue Graves, EdD, FACSM, Florida Atlantic University

Henry J. Montoye Scholar Award  
Mindy Millard-Stafford, PhD, FACSM. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

SEACSM Service Award
Becky Battista, PhD, FACSM, Appalachian State University

Please complete the Annual Meeting Survey

We want to know what you think about the 2024 SEACSM Annual Meeting. Please complete the annual meeting survey to help us plan an even better meeting in 2025! 

STUDENT member survey

PROFESSIONAL member survey

Leadership and Diversity Training Program

Congratulations to the participants in the 2024 Leadership and Diversity Training Program (LDTP) class and thank you to the LDTP mentors.

Ruth Amaku, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Mentor: Chris Wilburn, Auburn University     

Jonathan Beausejour, University of Central Florida
Mentor: Nicole Rendos, Emory University
Sydnee Brothers, North Carolina A&T State University                            
Mentor: Lauren Reid, South College
Toraya Hughes, Georgia Southern University                             
Mentor: Michael Samman, University of Kentucky
David Louis, Georgia Southern University
Mentor: Marc Cook, North Carolina A&T State University


Congratulations to the newly-elected Executive Board members


Alicia Bryan, PhD, FACSM, Columbus State University

Members At-Large
Liz Ackley, PhD, FACSM, Roanoke College
Anyea King, MS, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Kelly Massey, PhD, Georgia College & State University

Student Representative
Cole Bordonie, Auburn University



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Thank you to the 2024 sponsors and exhibitors

We would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for being an important part of our annual meeting.
Please contact Michael Berry ( if you or your company or institution would like to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor in a future meeting or if you know of a company or institution that you would like to see at the meeting.

2024 SEACSM Annual Meeting Program Supporters


DePuy Synthes 
Supporter of the Clinical Reception

Kennesaw State University
Supporter of the Student Bowl

Mercer University
Supporter of the Graduate Fair

Barry University 
Silver Level Supporter of Symposium 6 

President’s Luncheon Supporter

Bronze Level Supporter of Thematic Poster Session 1

Palmer College of Chiropractic
Bronze Level Supporter of Poster Session 3

Bronze Level Supporter of Poster Session 2

American College of Sports Medicine

Gatorade Sports Science Institute

See highlights and programs from previous Annual Meetings:

2023 Annual Meeting (Greenville, SC)

2022 (50th Anniversary) Annual Meeting (Greenville, SC)

2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual)

Previous Annual Meetings